INEE Good Practice Guide: Assessing Resource Needs

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Programme Cycle - Resource Mobilisation

Effective emergency education programs are based upon a thorough assessment of the needs within the crisis-affected community. They also identify the existence of resource and capacity. To ensure the effectiveness of such programs, emergency education assessments must include not only the crisis-affected community, but the local government and NGOs working on both education and non-education issues. Such assessments identify how many people need educational support, the material and human resources needed, and how these resources should be provided. In an emergency situation, it is important to consider all of the potential contributions, as shown in the table below. It is also important to consider that resources will change as more UN agencies and NGOs arrive on the scene, as existing or interim governments become responsive to the emergency, and as refugees and internally displaced persons repatriate and resettle.